I went to the GC on the Southside of St. Louis today just to see what was in. I found a six string Cirrus that looked pretty good, except it was missing a the string post of the machine head on the G string. The kicker was that GC wanted $899 for this bass! As you guys know, dang near mint six string Cirruses go for this all day long on the net. What was even worse was that on closer inspection, I could clearly see that this bass had been dropped from the dents on the finish on the top edge of the bass. The pots were seriously scuffed as if the bass had taken a fall and maybe was dragged or skidded for a bit. The bass sounded alright although the neck seriously needed adjustment and the action was so high it could not be slapped. I also noted that the machine head on the C string was not original and there were empty holes on the back of the peghead because the new tuner did not match up. I talked to a salesperson (maybe a manager) and told him that the I liked the bass, but I felt that given it's condition, the price was too high. His response that "it's a used bass." I then told him that the internet is full of Cirruses in great shape for the same price as his and even less. He then said make an offer, I said $500. He ran through the computer, and said he couldn't do it. I asked if he do $650, he then did more numbers and said that the best he could do would be be $828 after taxes. I said I would get back to him, but inside I just laughed. He claimed the store had paid $650 for the bass! I know GC folks can be boneheads, but I can't believe that a store would pay that much for a bass with severe damage unless it were a Fender or Gibson (late "70s or early '80s.) Do you guys think he was telling me the truth or trying to angle for a sale at a scandalous price? It really makes no difference, I would rather get a Cirrus from someone at TB, than spend any money for a bass that looks like it fell six feet from a stage and was dragged by a groupie.